Austria is not among the most well known wine producing nations in
Europe, but a quick glance at the latest export figures shows that
consumers around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the
wines produced there. For the...
Despite a 17 per cent increase in sales of ready meals last year,
the traditional Spanish diet - high in olive oil, fruit and
vegetables and bread - is at little risk of disappearing, according
to the latest consumption data.
Vodka is going from strength to strength in the UK spirits market,
taking over from Scotch as the main driver of growth. But will this
growth - driven in part by the success of vodka-based RTDs - be
shortlived like that of tequila...
Growth rates may have slowed as the UK water cooler market begins
to mature, but the entry of major players Danone and Nestlé in the
last year should give a major boost to the sector, according to
PepsiCo is to launch a vanilla-flavoured version of its cola brand
later this summer, almost a year after Vanilla Coke hit US shelves.
And Coca-Cola is not to be outdone, with the launch of Sprite Ice,
a mint version of the lemon-lime...
Kopparbergs fruit ciders from Sweden are the latest products
launched in the UK on the back of the growing consumer demand for
premium packaged drinks. But will the Scandinavian cider fare
better than its struggling UK counterpart...
A proposed increase in the taxation levels imposed on strong beer
has been dropped by the French government on advice from Brussels.
The tax would have pushed up the French price of beer over 8.5 per
cent abv - most of which comes...
The European market for FABs or alcopops is continuing to grow at
almost exponential rates, but a new report shows that this
expansion will continue to centre on just a handful of countries in
the north of the Continent.
As one US group - Kraft Foods - consolidates its position in the
Middle East with the acquisition of an Egyptian biscuit group,
another American firm - Starbucks - withdraws after dissolving its
Israeli joint venture.
Proposed changes to the formulation, labelling and advertising of
RTD products in the US could spell trouble for Smirnoff Ice and
other flavoured malt beverages in the long term. But with three
months of consultation ahead, Diageo...
Five wineries from the Spanish region of Extremadura are to
increase their output of organic wine. Some 2,607 hectares of
vineyard in Extremadura have already been classified as organic,
and the companies are keen to gain a foothold...
Next week sees the first major international wine show of the year
open its doors to trade visitors. But the 10th annual ProWein show
in Düsseldorf has much to offer than German wines and spirits -
2,800 exhibitors from 41 different...
Irish people the world over will be celebrating St Patrick's Day
today with a pint of stout, but a new report from Datamonitor shows
that Ireland will soon lose its crown as the champion consumer of
the black stuff - South Africa...
World wine sales have continued to grow steadily over the last five
years, and show no signs of slowing down, according to a report
commissioned by the Vinexpo wine and spirit exhibition. The report
also highlights the dynamism of...